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Internal Communications and Engagement Manager (12-month FTC)

  • Location

    Greater London

  • Discipline:

  • Job Type:

    Fixed Term Contract

  • Salary:

    £45,000 - £55,000

  • Contact:

    Matt Gibbs

  • Contact Email:

    mgibbs@vmagroup.com

  • Contact phone:

    0207 436 4243

  • Job Ref:

    MG915991

  • Duration:

    12-months

  • Start Date:

    August/September 2022

  • Consultant:

    Matt Gibbs

A market-leading technology company in the education sector is looking for an Internal Communications and Engagement Manager on an initial 12-month contract paying £45,000 - £55,000.

 

This is a critical role within the people and culture team. The IC and Engagement Manager holds a trusted position and is required to provide group-wide support to the business including the CEO, Executive team and business area senior leadership teams who are responsible for the strategic and operational management of the business divisions.

 

This is a standalone role reporting into the Head of Culture and Engagement, and therefore requires the post holder to have a high degree of knowledge and skills and the ability to influence at a very senior level. Strong stakeholder management and the ability to measure the effectiveness of digital communications are both essential to the success of this role.

 

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

1.      Proactively lead the development and implementation of the group internal communications and engagement strategy to support the delivery of the business’ future ambitions, strategy and purpose. Drive high impact internal communications campaigns and messages which drive engagement, understanding and business performance

2.      Business partner senior leaders providing guidance and advice on translating group strategy and objectives into effective internal communication and engagement strategies – Providing communication consultancy and coaching to leaders and managers equipping them to communicate with their teams effectively.

3.      Contributing to overall Group business change projects, advising on best practice internal communications and campaigns, ensuring alignment with any ongoing business or people strategy communication plans.

4.      Manage all available Internal Communications channels and continuously improve their effectiveness through regular measurement and audit

5.      Working with the Head of Culture and Engagement ensure all internal communication activities help to build a strong culture of listening and collaboration, creating experiences that engage, connect and inspire employees

6.      Lead on internal communication and engagement activities and campaigns that supportthe D&I agenda.

7.      Drive and implement the employee engagement survey

 

Key Skills and Experience:

 

  • Excellent relationship building and stakeholder management skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Strongly collaborative - promotes cross-functional, collaborative working

  • Self-starter who brings high-energy to the role and department

  • Business acumen

  • Leads with an innovative approach to storytelling and content creation that achieves an emotional connection and impact

This role can be located in either Didcot or London, with a hybrid working model.

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VMAGROUP is a leading international interim, contract, temporary and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist. We are specifically focused on providing support to the communications, digital and marketing communities.

Our specialist practice areas cover: communications, corporate communications, internal communications, change communications, PR, media relations, financial communications, CSR, public affairs, investor relations, marketing, digital marketing and agency services.

We have a reputation for providing expert consultancy services and advice, supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications and marketing industry, supporting planning and decision-making for organisations of all shapes and sizes.

In the UK, VMAGROUP has offices in London and Manchester and in Europe, VMAGROUP has offices in Amsterdam and Brussels, but we work with organisations and individuals on a global basis.

VMAGROUP is committed to equal opportunities and is a Diversity Pledged Recruiter.

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